What is Kundalini, and why is it so successful in reducing Stress?
Kundalini Yoga is described as the most powerful form of Yoga and is often referred to as the `mother` of Yoga. Kundalini stimulates the base of the spine, which is known as the Muladhara Chakra.
The word Kundalini derives from Kunda which means “pot”. Kundalini Sadhna is described as coiled energy that resembles a serpent, and it refers to three and a half coils that rest at the base of the spine. These three coils in Kundalini Yoga are known as the three Gunas, which are the Sattva, Rajas, Tamas. The Vikritis represent the half coil.
In anatomy, the Kundalini is in the perineum region of our body. In males, it is between the testicles and the rectum. In the female, it is in the middle of the clitoris and the vagina.
Kundalini Yoga is also known as the symbol of equality and power for both genders. The masculine force is known to be Siva and the feminine Sakti. When united, they become the elemental source of power and energy. The fusion of Siva and Sakti occurs in the brain and promotes feelings of affection, energy and love, which means Kundalini Yoga is useful to erase the feeling of sadness, despair, rage and envy.
Kundalini yields reward to Yogis who maintain unity awareness and spiritual transformation. The Kundalini produces a hissing sound when awakened. It sounds just like a beaten serpent as it goes from the Muladhara Chakra to the Brahma Nadi and the Sahasrara Chakra.
In the year 1969, Yogi Bhajan introduced Kundalini Yoga. It includes the practices of the common Mantra, meditation, chanting, breathing and classic poses. However, this kind of Yoga focuses more on chanting and breathing rather than on the Kundalini Yoga Poses alone.
The two main areas of focus in Kundalini is the Spinal Cord and the Nervous System. The Nervous System, as we all know, is the primary regulator within our body. It is responsible for the visions, thoughts, intelligence and memory that we possess. The Nervous System comprises our brain, nerves and most notably the Spinal Cord, which grants us posture and stand. The Spinal Cord contains sensitive nerves and tissues; which is why we need to take care of it.
The infamous Kundalini awakening is not easy to experience and can not be learnt from a textbook. It will take hours of practice and experience.
If you desire to stay healthy and maintain a good posture and connect with your heart and energy, then give Kundalini a try.
And for women who are experiencing missed menstrual periods – Kundalini energy might be what you need to make them regular again – I experienced several months with no cycle. After practising Kundalini daily for 2 hours for about two weeks, they miraculously came back.
So if you would like to reduce stress, feel more balanced, and connected give it a try – you will not regret it!